Aims of Research Group
Lyme Research UK consists of a group of researchers whose main aim is to explore and engage with research, that is related to policy and practice on Tick-Borne Infections (TBI’s) in the UK and Eire.
This includes both doing new (primary) research as well as looking at existing research, and linking this to both existing policy and patient’s experiences. The aim is to generate research information which reflects on how policy currently affects patients. We also use new and emerging science, clinical evidence of various kinds and/or policy research that reflects on key issues around how practices could be improved.
2018: Please note that from now onward this group will be focused on sociological and social sciences perspectives on tickborne infections – with a primary focus on Lyme disease. This is because there are many other groups now, in the UK. We are changing focus slightly in order to avoid an overlap and also provide specific focus on this important set of perspectives.
Please find a summary newsletter explaining this and recent developments in the UK related to Lyme disease 2018 newsletter.
Lyme Research UK was founded by Kate Bloor (BSc Human sciences; MSc Sociology health and illness; MSc Science and technology policy) and has several members.
Vahsti Hale (MSc Sociology Research) has been working as a principal researcher with Lyme Research UK since 2011 on research design, data analysis, and article writing etc.